Minnesota Vikings: 3 Players that must shine vs. Cowboys in Week 10

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1. Stefon Diggs

So far this season, Stefon Diggs has put together somewhat of an up-and-down season in his fifth year in the NFL and with Minnesota. Through nine games for the purple and gold so far in the 2019 campaign, Diggs has tallied a total of 710 yards receiving with four touchdowns on 38 receptions. With an average of 18.7 yards per catch, he has tallied a season-long reception of 66 yards in the contest.

Coming into Week 10, Diggs ranks seventh in the NFL in receiving yards, also ranking 11th in yards per game (78.9) and is tied for 18th in the league in touchdown receptions.

In the Week 9 loss last Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs that ended Minnesota’s four-game winning streak, Diggs had a rough performance in the contest after putting a solid string of performances together leading into the matchup. In the defeat, Diggs managed to finish with just one catch for a total of four yards and no touchdowns, all of which are season-worst marks for the wide receiver.

Against the Cowboys on the road, Diggs will likely be a focus for Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense in the game, especially if fellow wide receiver Adam Thielen, who is still dealing with a hamstring injury he suffered a few weeks ago, tries to get back to being fully healthy.

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If Diggs has a big game for Minnesota, that likely will mean that the Vikings will put themselves in a good spot to grab another victory this season and take down Dallas on their home field on Sunday Night Football.